The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, in Alvin K. Bissell Park.
The tree lighting ceremony, sponsored by the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department, is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. December 1.
The tree, a Norway spruce that was presented to the city by the Woman’s Club, has become part of a growing community tradition, a press release said.
The event will kick off at the outdoor A.K. Bissell Park Secret City Commemorative Walk on the east side of the Oak Ridge Public Library parking area for a brief ceremony beginning with the tree lighting.
Following the tree lighting, participants will proceed to the A.K. Bissell Park pavilion, where there will be seasonal music and the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board awards ceremony. There will also be light refreshments provided by Y-12 Federal Credit Union and the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, the press release said.
The entire program will take place outside in the park (weather permitting). Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately. In the event of rain, the music program will take place in the Civic Center’s Shep Lauter Room (gymnasium).
For more information, visit the City of Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department website at www.orrecparks.org, call (865) 425-3450 for additional information on special events and programs, or email [email protected].
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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